Following last year's cancellation due to health concerns, this year Summerfest celebrates its 53rd annniversary at the Henry W. Meier Summerfest Grounds on the Milwaukee waterfront for for a days-long concert schedule featuring America's top music artists.
In 2021, Summerfest organizers have pushed back the date for the extravaganza from its traditional mid-summer run to September this year so watch for the opening set beginning Wednesday, September 1, 2021.
What else is new? Three separate sets are featured this year -- kicking off on the weekend of September 1 to 3, followed by the weekend of September 8 to 10 and the big finale from September 15 to 18.
Summerfest 2021 lineup
The lineup announced in May has a roster of major artists planned to entertain the crowds as Summerfest 2021 including the likes of Miley Cyrus, Green Day, Jonas Brothers, Luke Bryan, and Chris Stapleton -- to name only a few!. Here's a complete list of major headliners who will appear at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater with performances starting at 7:30PM:
Major Summerfest headliners this year include Green Day,
Luke Bryan, Miley Cyrus, Jonas Brothers, Chris Stapleton,
Cheryl Crow, Dave Matthews Band, and Megan Thee Stalllion.
Wednesday, Sept. 1
Fall Out Boy
Thursday, Sept. 2
Luke Bryan with Dylan Scott
Friday, Sept. 3
Chance the Rapper with 24kGoldn
Wednesday, Sept. 8
Thursday, Sept. 9
Friday, Sept. 10
Zac Brown Band with Gabby Barrett
Wednesday, Sept. 15 Dave Matthews Band
Thursday, Sept. 16
Megan Thee Stallion
Friday, Sept. 17
The Kid Larch
Saturday, Sept. 18
Guns N' Roses
Summerfest 2021 ticket info
It's "come one, come all" when tickets go on sale the official Summerfest site and at Ticketmaster.
Ticket prices traditionally include a $23 anytime general admission and $10 for children and seniors. Six-day passes are also available at $75, while the $100 "power pass" gains you admission to all three weekends of entertainment.
Totally Summerfest: Shop for cool merch, eat to your heart's content,
and listen to live music from top artists.
Directions by car: From the west, take I-94 east and exit at 26th St. Follow St. Paul Ave. east to Water St. and follow the signs to area parking lots.
From the north, take I-43 south and exit at McKinley Blvd. Proceed south on 6th St. to Michigan St. Take Michigan St. east to Water St.and follow the signs.
From the south, follow I-94 north and exit at Lapham/Greenfield.
Go east to 1st St. and head north to follow the signs to Summerfest.
Public transportation: Park your car downtown and
catch one of the frequent shuttle buses that leave every half-hour to the North Gate and check out .https://www.ridemcts.com/ for more information.
The world's biggest music fest
Henry Maier, the mayor of Milwaukee during the 1960's, was so inspired by his visit to the German beer festival Oktoberfest that he came back to Milwaukee determined to create a similar cultural event for his city.
And that's how Milwaukee Summerfest was born.
Among other things, Summerfest is first and foremost a music festival
- one of the biggest in the world, in fact - a title officially bestowed upon Summerfest in 1999 by none other than the Guinness
Book of World Records.
Today, 11 different stages give almost 1 million annual festival goers ample opportunity to sample a wide variety of musical talent
ranging from small, local acts, on up to world renowned entertainers.
The local food and restaurant scene is also typically well represented, and attendees can participate in a
host of family-friendly activities -- including the spectacular annual "Big Bang" fireworks display at 9:30PM on opening night.
Shopping? You bet. Visitors can visit four marketplaces offering everything from clothing, jewelry, home accessories, artwork and more, incuding (of course) the Summerfest Store for official Summerfest T-shirts and other gear.
More about Milwaukee Summerfest around the Web:
2021 Summerfest- Check out the official site with complete information about the concert lineup and online ticket purchase, maps & directions, live Webcam, photo gallery.